May 2, 1907

New Outfit Installed and Privilege
Goes to Highest Bidder.

Hereafter the city is going to invite competition in the bidding for the cigar stand privileges in the city hall. A case and counter costing $300 have been placed in the east end of the rotunda, and after July 1 the man who bids the highest for the privilege of presiding over it gets the plum. For years one man as had the privilege, paying but $6.50 a month, which included light, heat, and janitor service. City Comptroller Pearson said yesterday that one bidder had offered $25 a month for the stand, but he expects to get a higher offer.